Last month we were flooded by some incredible entries from our Write to Win competition - there are some seriously talented budding writers out there! But sadly, we could only pick one winner, and this one was a goody! If you weren't selected don't let that be a sign you shouldn't keep writing. Every one of our entries exhibited talent, so keep[ putting to pen to paper writers! We would love to see your work out there. Here's Jocelyn Sinton's evocative winning piece.
By Jocelyn Sinton
Unexpected tears gathered and gently rolled onto my cheeks. I put the book down and sat still, stared at the wall opposite not noticing the myriad photos and collection of memorabilia, of stuff, in front of me. I hoped my husband wouldn’t bring my morning cuppa right now. Could I hide behind my glasses?
This emotive reaction surprised me and the vision of people living life as it was meant to be lived crystallised. I noticed my envy. The life of freedom but of structure, of knowledge, connected to their whole community by day to day activities like fishing and cooking food, hunting, weaving, singing, celebrating, mourning and sharing their humour. Purposely misunderstood, the destruction of this most joyful, fulfilling lifestyle had been completed. All in one book, all in a blink of time.